Autonomous Warehouse Robot with 3D Movement

SqUID is the first autonomous warehouse robot with 3-dimensional movement capabilities mounted directly on a standard pallet rack, SqUID can pick from any location, no matter what height. We thought this deserved a SPOTLIGHT! Invented by startup BionicHIVE, it is supposedly plug and play with...

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How Do I Paste G-Code into Tormach

Question: Can students simply paste the g-code that they have written by hand into the Tormach and run it without having to edit the g-code? For example… if they are doing the Yo-Yo Project? Answer: Download the answer as a handout The Tormach machines need a little more code (closer...

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Asimov’s Laws of Robotics Getting a Rewrite?

Remember the laws of robotics from the movie I Robot? This was actually a book long before that, remember those? What you might not know is that Isaac Asimov, the famed science fiction writer, wrote science text books as well. No wonder a lot of his fiction is steeped in believable science! Look...

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Arduino-How do I use the onboard LED?

Question: How do I use block coding to program the onboard LED on an Arduino Uno? Answer: See Mr. Phan’s How-to video! He shows you how to do it in TinkerCAD, and this can be applied to real life as well. See the full playlist for his Arduino Control Systems and also the Arduino Control...

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Coding Boot Camps

This is more for the teachers of our website, rather than the students… Have a hard time coding? Maybe try a boot camp? Sounds like an interesting idea… Although we do not endorse the site below, we think it’s an interesting idea, nonetheless. Coding bootcamps are short, intense...

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Should I use Dobots?

So which robots should I use in my classroom? Dobots? Lynxmotion? Rotrics? Fanuc? Great question! Jim and I use Dobot’s exclusively in our classrooms for many reasons. One of which is because we wrote the curriculum for them: Teach and Playback and Blockly. Below we have come up with some justification...

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Tormach Post for Fusion 360

Question: I want to use Fusion 360 and post it to a Tormach machine. How do I do it? Answer: Well, all new versions of Fusion 360 should already come with the post processor installed, but if you have an older version, you can go to Tormach’s website and download any post that you...

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Bird House Project

This isn’t your great grandpa’s shop class bird house; not that that project was a bad one… A great project to learn or reinforce advanced processes and tools in Onshape. This can be used in class, or virtually, and can also be used as a going beyond project.  1,091 total...

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Holey Ball Project

What’s the Holey Ball Project you ask? It is a project that teaches some advanced techniques in Onshape dealing with geometry and work planes. Great for a student who is ahead on another project…  657 total views,  1 views today

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